12 Amazing Concrete Candle Holder Ideas
These 11 concrete candle holder ideas are perfect for the DIY enthusiast! They’re all fun to make and will add an artistic touch to your home decor.
With 12 amazing tutorials to choose from, you’ll be on your way to making your own beautiful concrete candles.
As you’ll see, there are many different types of concrete candle holders that you can make. The options are limitless as far as creativity goes!
Before getting started on your concrete project, check out my tips for making candle holders that have a professionally handcrafted look.
Here’s a post with 49 candle holder ideas with other materials, like air-dry clay, wood, or repurposed.
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Tips For Making DIY Concrete Candle Holders
- When choosing concrete molds, if you want a smooth surface, choose either smooth plastic molds or silicone molds.
- Always vibrate the concrete in the mold before letting it cure.
This will cause air bubbles to rise to the surface and release, otherwise, you risk having pinholes or pitting in your concrete.
- If you use a plastic bottle as the mold, you can cut it to make a perfect collar.
Use a homemade straight edge to get straight line cuts around a cylindrical bottle. You can see the straightedge technique here.
- Most concrete mixes will require that you wait until the next day (usually 24 hours) before you demold, so plan accordingly.
If you need the candle holders to cure in less time, then look for a rapid setting mix, but be sure the bag label also says it’s fast curing. Not all quick setting mixes are quick curing.
- Seal your concrete candle holder to prevent the oil from the wax from penetrating the concrete.
This tutorial shows the steps and materials needed for sealing concrete candle holders.
- Regardless of the type of concrete mold you use, you will likely have rough edges.
These can be sanded with regular sandpaper or special diamond sanding sponges.
- When making concrete candlestick holders, don’t use the actual candle as the inner mold.
The heat generated during the curing process will melt the candle and cause you to lose part of the inner shape.
This tutorial shows a great way to make an inner mold for a concrete candlestick holder.
Pocket Guide to Concrete & Cement Mixes For Crafts
Typical Supplies Used In These Concrete Candle Holder Ideas Tutorials
- Silicone molds or plastic containers
- Cement mix or concrete mix
- Disposable container for mixing
- Cooking spray- optional for lubricating the mold
- Plastic cups
- Plastic mold
- X-acto knife
- Hot glue gun
- Candle wicks
- Candle wax
If there are other concrete projects you’d like to try, then here is where you’ll find all my tutorials for diy concrete crafts.
12 Amazing Concrete Candle Holder Ideas
Here are 12 amazing concrete candle holder ideas. Make your own pieces of home decor and add ambiance to any space, or give them as gifts for a special occasion.
White Concrete Candle Holder Christmas Gift DIY
Here’s the perfect Christmas gift or piece of home decor. This gorgeous, white concrete candle holder is easier to make than it looks.
Elegant DIY Concrete Candlestick Holders For Fall
Here are the perfect candlestick holders for a Thanksgiving centerpiece. In less than 2 hours, you can have these ready and on your table for decorating.
Rainbow Colored Concrete Candle Holder
This rainbow colored concrete candle holder is sure to cheer you up! Use different types of pigments to color the concrete to make a gorgeous homemade concrete candle.
DIY Concrete Pillar Candle Holders
Isn’t the sage colored marbling on these concrete candle holders amazing? You can make a set of your very own by following our concrete tutorial.
How to Make Concrete Candle Holders
Make these cement candle holders to make your home feel like a million bucks, but inexpensively!
If you're looking for DIY concrete projects that will give your space an instant facelift, then this is the perfect solution.
Gorgeous Concrete Candle –Easy DIY
Make this elegant, round concrete candle for your next gathering.
Once you’ve made the concrete vessel, just glue the wick to the bottom of the candle holder and pour in the wax. Use metallic paint to give it an upscale look.
DIY Concrete Candle Holders From Plastic Bottles
Candles are a great way to add some flair and ambiance to any room. Here's how you can create your own DIY candle holders with just concrete and plastic bottles!
The taper candles are perfect for this size and shape holder.
Round Cement Christmas Candle
This is one of my favorite DIY projects because these were so easy! Use plastic balls to make these elegant cement candles.
Concrete Tea Light Candle Holders
DIY concrete tealight candle holders made from a wine glass. Concrete is an inexpensive material, and it's fun to work with.
These candle holders are made out of concrete mix that you find at your local hardware store or home improvement store.
You can also make candles like these with any glass jar, even mason jars.
Cement Tealight Candle Holders
Make cute cement candleholders with plastic bags! So easy, you wouldn’t believe!
Simplistic Diy Cement Tealight Holder With Your Kid’s Toy
Use a kid’s plastic beach toy as the mold to make cute DIY cement candle holders.
DIY Clay Candlestick Holders With Copper
Okay, this one is made from clay instead of concrete, but I’ve added these here to show you how easy it is to make concrete candle holders with copper pipes or copper caps.
These metal fittings can be inserted directly into the concrete.
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